Psychology and Mental Health: Beyond Nature and Nurture - University of Liverpool

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Description

Learn how a psychological understanding of our emotions and behaviour gives us new ways to improve mental health and well-being.

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Where and when

Starts Location
20 April 2016
08 September 2016
26 October 2016
Online

What you'll learn on the course

Mental Health
IT

Course programme

Psychological therapies and the work of clinical psychologists are now very popular. This free online course provides an introduction to how psychologists understand emotions, behaviours and thinking patterns, and how this helps clinical psychologists make sense of their clients’ problems.



Over six weeks, you will explore some of the current challenges and debates in the area of diagnosis and treatment, and discover new ways of thinking psychologically about mental health.



You will gain new perspectives on the “nature vs nurture” debate, and understand how we are affected by life experiences. You will also discuss new research, which promises to help us improve our own mental health and well-being.



You will learn with Peter Kinderman, Head of the Institute of Psychology, Health & Society at the University of Liverpool, and author of “A Prescription for Psychiatry: Why We Need a Whole New Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing.”



You can find out more about this course in Peter’s post for the FutureLearn blog: “Rethinking mental health and well-being.”